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Analysis of the legal needs of Horn of Africa people in Melbourne /

by Aplin, Sally.

Publisher: unpub. 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2002 Includes bibliographic references "This report was generously supported by the Blake Dawson Waldron Pro Bono Fellowship 2001." (from title page)Summary: This report focuses specifically upon issues of good practice in provision of culturally appropriate legal services by Community Legal Centres in Melbourne. For the purposes of this study, the Horn of Africa was chosen as a case study, being a prominent emerging community. The Horn of Africa community faces manifold difficulties in obtaining equitable access to justice and this report explores both the causes of estrangement from the workings of the legal system and also focuses upon some of the innovative initiatives currently being undertaken to better ensure access to all branches of the legal system for Horn of Africans.Availability: (1)

Australian law and the family : series 1 : family law and your family /

by Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This brochure is available in other languages from the Migrant Resource Centre of South AustraliaSummary: This information is aimed at assisting family members when one or more of them are experiencing problems in relation to family conflict and breakdown. It is especially aimed at assisting family members from new and emerging communities to better understand how the Law in Australia addresses these issues - including separation, divorce, custody and financial support of children, child protection, family violence and division of property. It is important to understand that this may be different from the way they are viewed and dealt with in other countries and cultures. Many cultures have different rules and processes for dealing with family problems. Australian Law overrides any cultural or religious practices in relation to the wellbeing and protection of family members.Availability: (1)

Australian law and the family : series 3 : the role of the police in South Australia /

by Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 The printing of these brochures has been assisted by the Law Foundation of South Australia.Summary: The role of the police in Australia may be different to that of other countries. The police have a responsibility to serve the community as well as uphold its laws. They must, at all times, behave in a professional and proper manner. Likewise, members of the public are expected to be courteous and helpful when dealing with the police. The police are responsible for reassuring and protecting the community from crime and disorder. This includes upholding the law, keeping the peace, preventing crime, assisting the public in emergency situations, coordinating and managing responses to emergencies, regulating road use and preventing vehicle accidents.Availability: (1)

Community law online. /

by Community Law Online.

Publisher: 05/04/2004 17:20:01http://communitylaw.org.au/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/04/2004 17:20:01 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Fitzroy Legal Service : http://communitylaw.org.au/fitzroy/ ONLINE RESOURCESummary: An online guide to community legal services and resources in Victoria, Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting communities : national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Services Directory /

by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: North Fitzroy, Vic. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2008Description: various pagings.Notes: September 2008 Also available onlineSummary: Connecting Communities contains agency details of over 5500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and children?s services, health and legal services, government departments, peak bodies and resource agencies from across Australia. This service directory is a clear and indexed hard-copy of the SNAICC online services directory developed in partnership with InfoXchange Australia service.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluating the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra 2007-2009 /

by Neighbourhood Justice Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Victorian Government Department of Justice 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 "A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne, Flinders University, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Social Research Centre and PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted the evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre."Summary: There are only about 20 neighbourhood or community justice centres around the world and what we have in Yarra, in inner Melbourne, is the first in Australia. By definition, as a decentralised initiative, community justice centres operate at a neighbourhood level. Local people become involved in the justice process and with onsite client services available, the focus is very much on quality of life in the community. The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Yarra was established in January 2007. Its aim is to provide new and innovative ways of dealing with crime and other forms of social disorder, disadvantage and conflict in the local area.Availability: (1)

Fitzroy Legal Service : a community legal service. /

by Fitzroy Legal Service.

Publisher: 05/06/2003 10:50:32http://www.fitzroy-legal.org.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/19/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Catalogue description: The Fitzroy Legal Service has serving its local community since 1972 the service has been involved in a number of community based activities relating to the law, these include offering Legal Advice to citizens, taking part in Law Reform and Community Legal Education and managing Casework. The main areas in which assistance is sought are in criminal matters, family law, motor vehicle accidents, consumer problems, debts, housing, employment and miscellaneous areas including wills, immigration, social security payments, as well as complaints against police, solicitors, governments, etc.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Legal Aid in Victoria: at the crossroads again. /

by Giddings, Jeff, (ed.).

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Legal Service 1998Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Legal needs of the poor : research report. /

by Cass, Michael.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1975Description: 108 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Opening address to the State Legal Aid Conference /

by Hollingworth, Peter.

Publisher: 1989Description: 6p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Review of Victorian Community Legal Centre Funding Program. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1997Description: 3 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1997.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The law handbook : your practical guide to the law in Victoria /

by Fitzroy Legal Service.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Legal Service 2013 -Summary: Originally conceived as an in-house guide for lawyers dealing with poverty law, The Law Handbook was first published by the Fitzroy Legal Service in 1977 as the Legal Resources Book. It was the first plain English guide to the law in Australia. ; Produced on a shoestring budget, the publication has grown over the years to become a 1000-page book that is the most comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to the law in Victoria. ; From its humble beginnings the Fitzroy Legal Service is very proud to now publish The Law Handbook on the internet - free for all Victorians. The Law Handbook Online is a comprehensive, plain English, web-based legal resource. ; Some of the features of the Law Handbook Online are: ; - its handy search function ; - the thorough legislation and case indexes that are cross-referenced and linked to the content ; - its database of addresses and contact details to relevant legal and non-legal services, many of which contain maps and links to websites ; - its helpful pop-up definitions of legal terms combined with an extensive glossary ; - pop-up boxes advising of the latest law changes and updates and ; - useful cross-references are included throughout the text enabling the reader to link immediately to other relevant parts of the Law Handbook OnlineAvailability: No items available

Victoria Law Foundation. /

by Victoria Law Foundation.

Publisher: 05/12/2003 13:47:55http://www.victorialaw.org.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/28/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Includes "Law help" legal services directory ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Victoria Law FoundationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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